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Poster: johneaso Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:21pm
Forum: education Subject: E-Learning

Technology is constantly changing. The www has now evolved into “Web 2.0” and is the second wave of the World Wide Web.
Most of us still follow the textbook type of teaching, where the students are made to by-heart, recite and write what is taught by us. As teachers how evolved are we in terms of incorporating technology with the curriculum?

In an era of global connectivity teachers should be actively involved to make the students aware of the digital tools available and how effectively they can be used for learning purposes.In order for myself to be effective, I started by creating colorful power point presentation to grab their attention. Off-late i have also started using online flash cards to make learning a group activity, where students interact with each other and learn to create videos, photos and flash cards online effectively for learning purposes and one such site that that i came across which provides us with a platform for collaborative studies is http://www.funnelbrain.com. Teachers should continuously re-invent themselves and should desire to be creative in classrooms by using the latest web tools. Such learning methodologies creates a sense of “self directed” learning and problem solving attitude among students. We can also check http://kathyschrock.net to learn about different teaching techniques used by different teachers.

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Poster: Dania Abboud Date: Dec 8, 2013 11:24am
Forum: education Subject: Re: E-Learning

I absolutely agree with you . I've been teaching English language since two months, and I tried my best to incorporate technology with the curriculum . I relied on power point presentation in preparing my lessons; I even created an online class on easyclass to upload all the materials . I think it's something really great and has many advantages ; the parents could have access to teaching materials given in class , so that we could create a link between school and home .Moreover ,absent students could follow up with us from home .Unfortunately , the students objected on this method of teaching ; they said" t" we get used to write on our copybooks" !! So now , I write on the board and they copy and paste on their copybooks . I think it's really a waste of time and nonsense . They all have access to internet ;by one click they could get everything I did.Instead, we can do more practice and activities in class. What you mentioned about " self-direction "might be a key to understand my students' attitude.I think the students feel more " secure " when they depend on the teachers and copybooks? they got lost since " all dawns disturb " :(

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Poster: haleray Date: Jul 29, 2013 3:26am
Forum: education Subject: Re: E-Learning

A lot of things have changed from 2009 to 2013, unfortunately very little of that change has happened in the physical classroom. There are lots of educational websites out there, too many for me to list here, but here are a few that I like:
www.coursera.com; http://www.khanacademy.org/; https://www.edx.org/; http://oyc.yale.edu/; http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/?cat=7; http://archive.org/details/education
There are other sites, but I really like Coursera, it has by far the most classes and the most universities. The classes are in various disciplines, not just math and science, but also in humanities. For an example there are courses in mythology, the history of Rock and Roll, poetry, and many other subjects.